Musings

2019

Alton Fitzgerald White Muser 2019

Broadway singer, actor, and dancer (The Lion King)

Jeff Calhoun Muser 2019

Award-winning Broadway choreographer, dancer, director, and producer (Newsies)

Peter H. Reynolds Muser 2019

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of The Dot and many other children’s books

Anton Armstrong Muser 2019

Acclaimed educator and conductor of the St. Olaf Choir

2018

Tony Walton Muser 2018

Award-winning scenic and costume designer for Broadway, film, television, ballet, and opera (Chicago)

Laura Osnes Muser 2018

Award-winning Broadway actor and singer (Cinderella)

Jon Moody Muser 2018

Artist, actor, and athlete known for his innovative portraits and emotionally charged artwork 


2017

Robert Mankoff Muser 2017

Cartoon and humor editor for The New Yorker and Esquire magazines

Bryce Pinkham Muser 2017

Grammy and Tony nominated American stage and screen actor (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder)

Christine Brewer Muser 2017

Grammy Award winning American soprano and opera star

Christopher Durang Muser 2017

One of America’s most prolific and celebrated playwrights (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)

2016

Andrew Lippa Muser 2016

Award-winning American composer, lyricist, performer, producer, and writer (The Addams Family)

Audrey Flack Muser 2016

Internationally recognized photorealism artist, painter and sculptor

Doc Severinsen Muser 2016

Legendary Tonight Show bandleader and trumpeter

Stephanie J Block Muser 2016

Tony Award winning Broadway actor (Cher)

2015

Aaron Lazar Muser 2015

Film, television, and Broadway star (The Light in the Piazza; Filthy Rich)

Richard Maltby Jr. Muser 2015

Broadway director, producer, lyricist, book, and screenplay writer (Miss Saigon)

Andrew Saftel Muser 2015

Tennessee artist and mixed-media sculptor

Mignon Dunn Muser 2015

Acclaimed Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano

2014

Rebecca Luker Muser 2014

Three-time Tony nominated Broadway actor, singer, and recording artist (Secret Garden)

Rupert Holmes Muser 2014

Tony Award winning composer and lyricist (Mystery of Edwin Drood)

John Maloof Muser 2014

Chief curator of the photography of Vivian Maier (1926–2009)

Peter Boonshaft Muser 2014

Acclaimed music education speaker, author, and writer

2013

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Musers 2013

Award-winning Broadway actors (Next to Normal)

Marc Cherry Muser 2013

Hollywood writer and producer (Desperate Housewives, The Golden Girls)

Murray Riss Muser 2013

Award-winning Memphis photographer

Craig Jessop Muser 2013

Utah State University Dean and Professor of Music

2012

Richard Sherman Muser 2012

Part of the famous Sherman Brothers composing team who wrote countless tunes for Disney movies including Mary Poppins

Jay Russell Muser 2012

Hollywood filmmaker (My Dog Skip, The Water Horse)

Harold Gregor Muser 2012

Illinois landscape artist and Heartland School founder whose paintings have hung in the White House

Colonel Lowell E. Graham Muser 2012

Commander and conductor of the United States Air Force Band and University of Texas Music Department Chair

2011

Marvin Hamlisch Muser 2011

Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Award winning American composer (A Chorus Line)

Robert Westenberg Muser 2011

Broadway, film, and television actor (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods)

Linda Soloman Muser 2011

Nationally renowned, award-winning photojournalist and television correspondent for Good Morning America

Eph Ehly Muser 2011

Nationally recognized choral conductor and educator

2010

Greely Myatt Muser 2010

Memphis-based artist and teacher known for his sculptures and installations

Cherry Jones Muser 2010

Tony and Emmy Award winning actress (Doubt, 24)

Giancarlo Guerrero Muser 2010

Grammy Award winning Nashville Symphony Music Director

Christopher Brubeck Muser 2010

Internationally acclaimed composer, performer, and leader of his own band, Triple Play

2009

Helen Kemp Muser 2009

Famed children’s choir director and founding member of the Choristers Guild

Craig Nutt Muser 2009

Unique Middle Tennessee studio furniture and sculptor artist

George S. Clinton Muser 2009

Award-winning Hollywood film composer, arranger and songwriter (Austin Powers)

Michael Stern Muser 2009

Music director of the Kansas City Symphony and the Iris Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee

2008

Maggi Vaughn Muser 2008

Writer and Tennessee’s poet laureate

Robert Sylwester Muser 2008

Educator and author who studied the implications of brain science research for education and learning

Henry Krieger Muser 2008

Grammy Award winning and Tony/Oscar nominated Broadway musical composer (Dreamgirls)

Sylvia Hyman Muser 2008

World renowned Nashville ceramic artist and sculptor, most famous for her trompe-l'oeil style

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